The International Living Learning Community (ILLC) is made up of two seperate houses. One is an older victorian home that houses four females and the house parents. This house is called Lewis House. The second house is behind that house and is called Clark House. Four males live in Clark House.
Each single bedroom is shaped differently and has different features and benefits. Because they are different, the pricing for each room is a little different. Students can choose to stay for one semester, or for the entire year, winter and summer breaks included.
The ILLC's goal is to house students from different countries to encourage English speaking and cross-cultural exchange. If this is not possible, the most there would be are two people from the same country, and if this happens, it will be one male and one female.
The house parents are there to help students learn about American culture, improve their English and make sure students are living within the college and house rules and regulations.
Students are not required to have a meal plan as there is a full kitchen in the house. Students cook for themselves and are expected to buy their own food. The house is stocked with plates, appliances like a blender, rice cooker, toaster, etc, as well as plates, pots and pans, and silverware. The ILLC also provides basic supplies, like oil, butter, herbs and spices. Each Sunday night is Family Dinner where all of the students along with house parents come together, prepare a meal and eat together as a family. This is a great time for the students to catch up on what has been happening over the past week and talk about any issues (if any) that are going on.
The houses also have a flat-screen TV, DVD player, gaming devices and movies and games for the students to use. The students are welcome to invite friends over, however only same-gender students are allowed on the floor where the bedrooms are or in the bedrooms.
This is the main house. The females rooms are upstairs along with a bathroom and the main floor has kitchen, dining room, and living room.
Side view of the main house.
This is the building where the males live, and it is located behind the main house. There are 2 bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom, and 2 bedrooms downstairs with a small living room and a bathroom in this building.
Students enjoy playing in the snow.
Full kitchen with pots, pans, utensils, and basic food supply for students to use.
Students celebrating Christmas with house parent, Clair.
Students enjoying dinner outside on the patio with house parent, Ross.